Available in 2021
Course code

EDUC2102

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course examines concepts and theories from educational, social and developmental psychology as they pertain to learning. The course provides opportunities for pre-service teachers to develop knowledge and understanding of learners and the process of learning, and their implications for educational planning and practice.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2021
  • Semester 2 - 2021

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2021
  • Semester 2 - 2021

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2021
  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Identify typical developmental trends and indications of students’ well-being

2. Explain individual differences that affect students’ learning

3. Compare and apply current theories of learning

4. Explain important aspects of the processes of learning

5. Analyse how social aspects of education affect students’


Content

The course focuses on key issues associated with child and adolescent development and learning theory. The developmental component of the course covers a range of all developmental domains such as cognitive, emotional, social, personal, moral and physical development. The learning theory component of the course typically addresses areas such as individual differences in the cognitive, metacognitive and affective domains as well as assessment of and for learning.


Requisite

This course replaces EDUC1003. If you have successfully completed EDUC1003 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assessment items

In Term Test: Online Tests - 50%

Presentation: Presentation - 15%

Written Assignment: Essay - 35%


Contact hours

Callaghan

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting in week 1

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

Ourimbah

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting in week 1

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting in week 1

Online

Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting in week 1

Lecture

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting in week 1

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